Posts By: Rebecca Barnes

Add your name to support carbon pricing!

Written by Courtney Forbes A team of Presbyterians affiliated with Citizens Climate Lobby have drafted a letter to Presbyterian Members of Congress. The epistle draws attention to the support of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (HR 763) by the PC (USA). You may read the generic document here. The letter is a living… Read more »

When climate change makes life untenable, what do you do? You move.

Written by Amanda Craft, Manager for Advocacy in the Office of Immigration Issues in the Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Regardless of political party, no recent U.S. administration has been comfortable with migrants showing up at our southern border, especially those seeking asylum. As we witness large numbers of families asking for… Read more »

Presbyterian advocacy for carbon pricing gains wide support

Written by Robert Taylor, retired PC(USA) pastor and volunteer with Citizens Climate Lobby Last June commissioners at the 223rd General Assembly voted to have our denomination become advocates for a climate policy solution called carbon fee and dividend. Shortly after the GA’s action a bipartisan bill incorporating this approach was introduced into the 115th Congress…. Read more »

Learning from Environmental Justice (EJ) Communities

By Sue Smith Sue Smith is a member of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness and Stated Clerk of Monmouth Presbytery. She is grateful to her colleagues in the Coalition for Healthy Ports for teaching her everything she knows about environmental racism. I was invited to the March Mission Responsibility Through Investment Committee (MRTI) meeting…. Read more »

Celebrating 50 years of the Presbyterian Hunger Program!

This spring’s PHP Post has the theme of “Celebrating 50 years!” Read reflections from Sara Lisherness (Director of Compassion, Peace and Justice for the Presbyterian Mission Agency), from Colleen Shannon (one of the earliest PHP Coordinators), and from each of the PHP Associates on how their life journeys have been woven with the PHP ministries… Read more »

Gratitude for One Great Hour of Sharing

To those living in famine in Africa and the Middle East, your gift to One Great Hour of Sharing makes a difference. To widows learning how to fight for land titles to stay on their deceased husband’s land so they may continue to care for their farm and family, your gift makes a difference. To… Read more »

Presbyterians, Plastics, and God’s Creation

Presbyterians have been making statements about being careful of our use of natural resources since the 1950s. Particularly in the last few decades, churches, youth groups and families are becoming ever more mindful about our consumption and it’s effect on God’s creation. We encourage bringing cloth bags to the grocery store, toting around refillable water… Read more »

Presbytery of the Yukon and Caring for God’s Creation

  I just returned a few weeks ago from a wonderful visit with Presbyterians in Alaska. The Presbytery of Yukon stretches from Anchorage all the way north and encompasses four language groups. We met in Palmer, AK (the potato capital for the state!) and enjoyed the great hospitality of the United Protestant Church (Presbyterian). I… Read more »

In Support of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018

February 12, 2018   In Support of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (HR 763)   In June 2018, the 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) “expressed profound concern about the destructive effects of climate change on all God’s creation, including a disproportionate impact on those living in poverty and… Read more »

The Real Deal: A Carbon Bill Arrives

Written by Courtney Forbes, member of First Presbyterian Church in Hammond, LA and chapter leader of Citizens Climate Lobby  As you may have read in this summer’s blog entry “Carbon Pricing 101”, this past July’s General Assembly of the PC(USA) voted with overwhelming (>80%) support for overtures 8-12 and 8-9, inviting you and all PC (USA)… Read more »